Videos Show Gunfire, Arrest After Twitter Dispute Led to Drive-By Shooting in South Florida

Police say shooting started with Twitter feud

Intense police body camera and surveillance footage shows a drive-by shooting and the arrest of a South Florida man accused of the gunfire that stemmed from a dispute on Twitter.

The footage, obtained exclusively by NBC 6, shows both the shooting and the moments officers arrested 22-year-old Samuel Kontorosvky for it back in September.

Kontorosvky, of Miami Lakes, is facing a number of charges including attempted murder and shooting a deadly missile in the Aug. 20 shooting.

According to police, Kontorosvky and another man, Joseph Barrios, had been friends but got into a feud on Twitter over a woman. Police said the men had been on social media just an hour before the shooting in a nasty back-and-forth.

Barrios told police he was standing in front of his home when a car drove by and Kontorosvky, who was the passenger, opened fire, a police report said. The shooting was captured on nearby surveillance footage.

Barrios, his mother, his sister, and his stepfather were all at the home but no one was injured. But a car belonging to a Miami Gardens Police officer was damaged in the shooting.

Three weeks later, police in North Miami found Kontorosvky and took him into custody. An officer's body camera captured the encounter.

Kontorosvky remained behind bars Monday, jail records showed. He's entered a not guilty plea to the charges.

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